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January 26, 2010

An Evening with Professional Writers: Composing First-Person Narratives

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY invites you to An Evening with Professional Writers Mike Wilson & Lane DeGregory of the St. Petersburg Times . . .


. . . Mike Wilson, Times managing editor, and Lane DeGregory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will discuss Composing First-Person Narratives.

Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Library, Saint Leo University, in Pasco County

This event, sponsored by The Times, The Department of English, Fine Arts and Humanities, and the Cannon Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

The writers will also announce a creative non-fiction contest for the Sunday Journal section, co-sponsored by The Times and Saint Leo University’s English Department. After they speak, Mr. Wilson and Ms. DeGregory will answer audience questions. A reception will follow.


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Mike Wilson, one of three editors in charge of the Times, was formerly a writer and editor for the Miami Herald. He has authored two books, Right on the Edge of Crazy and The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison. In addition, Mike has won several national and regional awards for feature writing.


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Lane DeGregory, who was editor-in-chief of The University of Virginia’s student newspaper, later earned an M.A. in Rhetoric and Communications. She has written features for The Times since 2000. One of her stories, "The Girl in the Window", won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009. In 2000, 2004, 2006, and 2008, her stories appeared in The Best Newspaper Writing.

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“An Evening with Professional Writers” at the Saint Leo University main campus, January 27 The Department of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities, along with the Cannon Memorial Library and the St. Petersburg Times, will host “An Evening with Professional Writers.” Mike Wilson, managing editor of the St. Petersburg Times, and Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer Lane DeGregory will discuss “Composing: First-Person Narratives” on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cannon Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow the event. For additional information contact Allyson Marino, director of fine arts events, at (352) 588-8662 or e-mail allyson.marino@saintleo.edu.

See also: http://www.english-blog.com/archives/2010/01/post_9.php

Posted by lhobbs at January 26, 2010 02:25 PM

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